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Release Date:
30 January 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
When she got mad she sizzled...and she was mad! Mad at the general, all of Washington, and herself! See more »
Plot:
The head of a large publishing empire is dismayed when a top army general is about to be appointed to an atomic energy committee... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fun for any fans of Douglas or Hayward, with unusual plot See more (7 total) »

Cast

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Susan Hayward ... Dorothy 'Dottie' Peale

Kirk Douglas ... Maj. Gen. Melville A. Goodwin

Paul Stewart ... Phil Bentley

Jim Backus ... Col. Homer W. Gooch
John Cromwell ... General Daniel A. Grimshaw
Roland Winters ... Sen. Burdick
Arthur Gould-Porter ... Holmes, Dottie's Butler
Michael Fox ... Reporter Laszlo 'Lotzie' Kovach
Frank Gerstle ... Sgt. Kruger

Charles Lane ... Bill Hadley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
June Blair ... Sgt. Ferguson (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Military Counsel (uncredited)
Sydney Chatton ... Drunk at Table (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter / Spectator at Hearing (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Houseman (uncredited)
Franco Corsaro ... Armande (uncredited)
Richard H. Cutting ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Man outside Senate Hearing (uncredited)
James Flavin ... American Legionnaire (uncredited)
Terry Frost ... Policeman (uncredited)
Patti Gallagher ... Girl (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Clerk at Senate Hearing (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jonathan Hole ... Mr. Jones, Process Server (uncredited)
Edna Holland ... Myrna Maynard (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Spectator at Senate Hearing (uncredited)
Hugh Lawrence ... Reporter (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton ... Civilian Counsel (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ... Newsreel Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Meredith ... Charlie (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Spectator at Hearing (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... George W. Radburn (uncredited)
Lyn Osborn ... Stumpy (uncredited)
Norman Papson ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Louis Quinn ... Trial Broadcaster (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Ivan Triesault ... German Field Marshal (uncredited)
Lee Choon Wha ... Korean Dignitary (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
H.C. Potter 
 
Writing credits
John P. Marquand (novel "Melville Goodwin, U.S.A.")

Roland Kibbee 
Allan Scott 

Produced by
Martin Rackin .... producer
Milton Sperling .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez 
 
Film Editing by
Folmar Blangsted 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm C. Bert 
 
Set Decoration by
William Wallace 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Emmy Eckhardt .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Pat O'Grady .... body makeup (uncredited)
Ray Romero .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Henry Vilardo .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director
John Prettyman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Harry Goldman .... prop master (uncredited)
Morris Goldman .... assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound
Dave DePatie .... sound editor (uncredited)
Irvin Jay .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Jensen .... boom operator (uncredited)
M.A. Merrick .... sound (uncredited)
Paul Reuting .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Meinardus .... assistant camera
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
Gibby Germaine .... best boy (uncredited)
Charles Harris .... grip (uncredited)
Louis Jennings .... camera operator (uncredited)
Floyd McCarty .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Albert .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Vic Vallejo .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Flaherty .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator
Gus Levene .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Frederick J. Bremerman .... technical advisor (as Lieutenant Colonel Frederick J. Bremerman)
Ted Ashton .... publicist (uncredited)
Sally Lorraine .... stand-in: Susan Hayward (uncredited)
Foster H. Phinney .... stand-in: Kirk Douglas (uncredited)
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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USA:100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
This film was originally called 'Melville Goodwin, U.S.A' and was set to star Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. However, Bogart's persistent cough and difficulty eating became too serious to ignore and he dropped the project.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Shadows (1959)See more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fun for any fans of Douglas or Hayward, with unusual plot, 14 September 1999
Author: Roseanna M. Hallman from Washington, DC USA

Solid performances by both Hayward and Douglas and a nice turn by Jim Backus in this battle-of-the-wills comedy. Hayward is head of a Time/Life-style empire that attempts to smear the record of war hero general Douglas. As worthy opponents the sparks are subtle and adult, especially for the time. It avoids politics in an obvious way while showcasing why Kirk Douglas had legions of female fans, and why Susan Hayward was the thinking man's movie fave. Not a knee-slapper, but fairly realistic as a smart comedy. Worth a watch and better than Leonard Maltin thinks it is.

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